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How to stay financially fit in a health crisis

Each year, 100 000 South Africans are diagnosed with cancer and, thanks to the focused awareness campaigns that feature on the calendar each year, we’re better informed about the many (over 200) types that exist, as well as their symptoms and treatment.  However, what’s less well understood, says Hollard Life Head of product and Technical, […]

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Fighting fraud in the healthcare industry

Fraud, waste and abuse are some of the biggest contributors to escalating healthcare costs in South Africa. Curbing their impact remains a top priority for Bonitas Medical Fund, says its Principal Officer, Gerhard Van Emmenis. An advanced analytical software system, introduced by the Scheme in 2016, is already helping enhance the detection and prevention of […]

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South Africa’s healthiest city revealed

Cape Town has the highest number of people who are a healthy weight, plus they purchase the most vegetables and fruit, when compared with South Africa’s other major cities. (more…)

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Addressing mental illness in the workplace

Employers tend to find it easier to manage their employees’ physical disabilities than their mental health challenges. Not only are mental health issues harder to recognise, but they are also less well understood and continue to carry a stigma. It is critical for this stigma to be removed so that the varying causes, symptoms and […]

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Future-proof your dreams this World Heart Day

Your youth may be the best time of your life, a period of self-discovery, fun and building your ideal future, but for many young South Africans it is also a time when less fortunate family members turn to you for financial support. Whether you call this phenomenon ‘black tax’ or the ‘sandwich generation’, it is […]

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Medical Records & Stethoscope

Bonitas showing strong vital signs

The annual results for Bonitas Medical Fund (Bonitas), 1 January – 31 December 2016, were announced today. Gerhard van Emmenis, Principal Officer said, ‘Increasing healthcare inflation and economic pressures are proving to be a challenge to the entire healthcare industry. The reality is that when consumers are struggling medical aid, which is essentially a grudge […]

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Advanced Groenkloof Day Hospital

South Africa’s most affordable medical aid option launched

Umvuzo Health, the country’s leading restricted low-cost medical scheme launched the all-new Activator Option during the unveiling of their new brand. Both the new Umvuzo Health brand and the new Activator Option created great interest and a welcome relief for those earning less than R3 850 a month. (more…)

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Bibi Goss-Ross, group operations manager, Advanced Health Limited

Are day hospitals the answer to rising healthcare costs?

South Africans are faced with the constant increases in the cost of living and an ailing economy, forcing consumers to cut down on spending across the board.  (more…)

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